Viability Assessment and Cost-Effectiveness of Using High-Modulus Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) as Base Course in Asphalt Pavements in Louisiana

The main objective of this research study is to evaluate whether local virgin and recycled materials in Louisiana could be used to produce Enrobé à Module Élevé- (EME) mixtures so that it can used as a base course in asphalt pavements. To achieve this objective, high-modulus asphalt mixtures mimicking the European approach will be prepared using the Superpave specifications. These mixtures will include different asphalt binder grades, polymer contents, and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) percentages. The dynamic modulus as well as the performance of these mixes against rutting, moisture damage, and fatigue cracking will be evaluated. The results of this study will provide solutions for fatigue and rutting failures in asphalt pavements in Region 6, hence, enhancing the durability and service life of the road infrastructure.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Start Date: 20200801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220201
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01757403
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2020 8:33AM